The persimmon tree, also known as the Diospyros virginiana and Diospyros kaki, can be found several areas throughout the United States including Florida, Connecticut, and Texas. However, it is believed that the tree originated somewhere in Japan or China. Typically, the trees reach between 15 and 59 feet in height. It's a round-topped, erect tree that can sometimes resemble a willow. The tree also produces flowers which are pink on the males and white on the females. The leaves are deciduous and are a blueish green color and turn yellow, orange, and red in the fall. They are easy to plant and maintain and are resistant to many various diseases. The United States Department of Agriculture recommends that persimmon trees be grown in hardiness zones 4 through 9 and can tolerate temperatures of -29 degrees.
The tree has been used for various different purposes throughout history including being a valuable source of food. Some varieties are grown specifically for their ebony timber. Some persimmon tree requires both sexes of trees in order to produce fruit. However, other species are self-fruiting. The trees will be able to produce fruit after they have reached maturity at about 7 to 8 years of age. They are very helpful in recovering habitats due to their quick growth rate. They can tolerate various soil conditions except for extremely salty soils. Optimal growth occurs in fertile, loamy soil with a PH between 6/5 to 7.5. Overall, this is a very beautiful tree that will add an aesthetically pleasing element to any landscape. It's fruit is consumed all throughout the world and once ripened can be consumed fresh, dried and cooked and are often used in baking items such as cookies and cakes but can also be used to make curries and puddings.
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